Danaher opens research and development center in Bengaluru, 3M files patent infringement lawsuit & more — 6 dental company key notes

Here are six recent news updates on dental device and practice management companies.

1. Dentsply International was named a top five player in a dental implants and prosthetics market report by Research and Markets. The other companies named a top player include STRAUMANN, Danaher, Zimmer and Biomet 3i.

2. Henry Schein was selected as the Corporation of the Year by the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives. Forbes also reported that Henry Schein became the #29 most shorted Nasdaq 100 component, replacing Whole Foods Market.

3. GC, Henry Schein, BIOLASE and Patterson Dental are among the major companies operating in the global dental surgical equipment market, according to a Persistence Market Research report.

4. 3M has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Zirkonzahn Deutschland GmbH and Zirkonzahn SRL in Italy. Zacks is reporting this marks a further step from the company to protect and license its patents.

5. Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, reviewed Shofu Dental's Super-Snap X-Treme for Dental Economics, and said it "is an excellent example of an anterior composite polishing system."

6. Danaher inaugurated its third research and development center in the country of Bengaluru. The company said India would be its global hub for high-end research and development work, according to a Deccan Herald report.

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